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May 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT
anyone in colombia that has a route basically to the united states could be a substantial heroin trafficker. >> as opposed to these big centralized drug king pins are we talking about really more mom and pop operations? >> exactly. >> with a profit margin of $200,000 a kilo, just over two pounds, drug smugglers began figuring out new and better ways to smuggle heroin into the country. in corn flakes, in furniture, hidden in human couriers, on cruise ship passengers, even in kidney beans. >> you find something with a hole in it they'll attempt to stick heroin in it. >> we've made seizures ranging from soles of shoes, working car batteries, working computer parts. i could go on and on. >> what's the strangest thing you've seen in smuggling? >> it has to be the liquid heroin inside puppies. believe it or not we have a veterinarian working in colombia which the police discovered and they were cutting open puppies, inserting liquid heroin and shipping them to the united states. out of the six dogs that were recovered were four died and two were living. one of the dogs they named heroi
May 19, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, then the united states consumer is their number one customer. >> that casual consumer doesn't realize what he or she is contributing to indirectly. our guys in mexico are fighting a war. cops are being killed day in and day out. police officers that are being kidnapped, tortured, and murdered to further intimidate and break the will of the people and of brother officers. >> these mexican drug cartels. how much money are we talking about conservatively? >> in the billions and billions of dollars. >> each year. >> each year. >> if you're selling it on the street how much would this amount of marijuana bring? >> in the northeast region that'll generate approximately about $100,000. >> this one package. >> that one package. when you consider the fact that to produce that was just a couple hundred dollars -- >> it's an amazing profit margin. >> the dea says the cartels are extremely inventive when it comes to ways to keep those profits and reach their u.s. customers. not only are they operating on public lands but they're building elaborate tunnels that extend underneath the border for almost a ha
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